May 30, 2008 Subject:
The narrator promises us gals that we will "learn the language of the sea..." Maybe this is why so many gals can cuss like sailors! Their mamas were SPARS!
Reviewer:Christine Hennig -
January 7, 2004 Subject:
Help Smash the Axis by Being a File Clerk!
This WWII recruitment film for the Coast Guard SPARS program (the Guards womens auxiliary) is full of sexist stereotypes and thus is quite campy. The film tells us that by becoming a SPAR, you take over a mans job so he can go to sea and blast Axis submarines. The vast majority of the jobs shown take place in offices and involve typewriters, filing cabinets, and huge rolodexes. If you dont care to work in an office, though, you could dress minor wounds in the dispensary or work in the storeroom! No, you wont become an admiral, but you could be the admirals secretary, is an actual quote from the film. I bet that really packed em in to the recruitment offices. Lots of fun and ripe for msting.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.
June 1, 2003 Subject:
No no.. thats SPARS! Not SARS!
In this curious recruitment film, we're led to believe that doing SPARS work is as exciting as being out at sea with the Coast Guard. Yes, filing, stockroom work, answering phones and typing is just as glamourous as being a gunner! You may even get to work in the Coast Guard Hedquarters! As we see a car pull up, we get excited to see a SPARS rep entering, but WAIT! we see two men get out! The person 'working at the headquarters' is actually the driver! LOL! An interesting film to say the least.